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Radio Free Albemuth (2010)

 -  Drama | Sci-Fi  -  27 June 2014 (USA)
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Berkeley record store clerk Nick Brady (Jonathan Scarfe) begins to experience strange visions from an entity he calls VALIS that cause him to uproot his family and move to Los Angeles where... See full summary »

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Berkeley record store clerk Nick Brady (Jonathan Scarfe) begins to experience strange visions from an entity he calls VALIS that cause him to uproot his family and move to Los Angeles where he becomes a successful music company executive. With the help of best friend, science-fiction writer Philip K. Dick himself (Shea Whigam) and a mysterious woman named Silvia (Alanis Morissette), Nick finds himself drawn into a dangerous political-mystical conspiracy of cosmic proportions. The story is set in an alternate reality America circa 1985 under the authoritarian control of President Fremont, a Nixon-like clone (Scott Wilson). Written by Radio Free LLC

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Rated R for some language, drug use and brief violence
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$3,600,000 (estimated)

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$5,553 (USA) (27 June 2014)

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$5,553 (USA) (27 June 2014)
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First production to film at the Los Angeles State Historic Park which had just opened. The park was the former site of The Cornfield, a maintenance yard for the Southern Pacific. See more »

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Excellent Ideas Film
31 August 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This film is true to the work of Philip K. Dick, providing a convincing alternative history of a U.S.A. that has slipped all the way into fascism. The government has invented a subversive organization that provides a pretext for the removal of civil rights. Agents of a paramilitary organization called Friends of the American People (FAP) arbitrarily harass or arrest individuals suspected of being involved in subversive activities. Meanwhile an alien intelligence communicates with certain people and coordinates resistance to the authoritarian government.

This film is highly recommended for young people to help them understand the need for continual vigilance in the battle to resist the never-ending tendency of governments to creep toward fascism, with concomitant erosion of human rights. Unfortunately the brains of young people tend to be somewhat anaesthetized from having watched too many blockbuster films with their dumb non-stop action. Thus young people are not likely to have patience for an excellent ideas film such as Radio Free Albemuth.


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